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Data Responsibility in Cash and Voucher Assistance – a toolkit for 2021 

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Linda Raftree, author of CaLP’s ‘Data Responsibility Toolkit for CVA Practitioners’, tells us about this new publication and what it means for people working in the field of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). 

17 March 2021

CVA, plus information: what happens when cash recipients are kept in the loop?

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Max Seilern and Hannah Miles from Ground Truth Solutions reveal the positive impacts of simply being more open about cash programming with cash recipients.

15 March 2021

CaLP & CARE: Video on Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Gender

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CaLP’s first training video in Spanish developed in collaboration with CARE provides an overview of the relationship between gender and cash and voucher assistance (CVA) structured around the humanitarian project cycle. The video forms a module as part of UN Women’s Gender Equality in Humanitarian...

8 March 2021

In El Salvador a participant of WFP’s Resilience and Climate Change Programme goes shopping at the local supermarket using the e-voucher she received as part of the programme.

Demystifying the Minimum Expenditure Basket

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Reflections from CaLP and WFP’s joint webinar series on MEBs.

10 February 2021

Share, news, research, jobs and more with other cash specialists

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If you need to reach out to an audience of cash and voucher assistance professionals, CaLP can help. CaLP’s website is a great place to share your cash related blogs, jobs, events, research plans and publications.  1. Share your jobs (CaLP members only)  Advertise CVA-related...

19 January 2021

Transferring power to local CVA actors : Rhetoric vs Reality

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One of the major changes we’ve seen between the publication of the first State of the World’s Cash report in 2018 and this year’s report is an increased focus on the importance of localisation. If taken seriously, localisation could shake the foundations of the humanitarian system and radically...

9 November 2020

When recipients of aid are in the driving seat – everything changes for the better – here’s why….

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  Imagine living under a government with largely benevolent intentions which believes itself to be a democracy and wants to do better. However, at the same time they fail to institute effective mechanisms for citizen participation in decision-making and have a habit of making selective use of the data...

4 November 2020

As Cash and Voucher Assistance scales up, can quality keep pace? Four systemic changes needed.

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A decade ago, the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) was a fringe activity limited to small, scattered projects.  Five years ago, CVA was still viewed with scepticism by many and comprised less than eight percent of international humanitarian assistance (IHA). Today, while critics remain, cash is...

26 October 2020

Is cash transforming the humanitarian system or is the system limiting how cash is used?

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At the State of World’s Cash 2020 launch event, Sorcha O’Callaghan, Director of Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI warned that, “Cash offers a huge transformative potential, but as far as the system is privileging the interest of the agencies over people in crisis, we won’t be able to see...

26 October 2020

Five practical insights on linking humanitarian assistance and social protection

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With COVID-19 increasing interest in the concept of linking humanitarian assistance with national social protection systems, Gabrielle Smith shares some practical tips for humanitarian practitioners on how this can be achieved. Gabrielle is an expert on the FCDO- and GDC-funded SPACE initiative which is...

12 October 2020